Boozecan

Nicholas CampbellCanada98 minutes199414AColourEnglish

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Iconic actor Nicholas Campbell — who has appeared in a dizzying range of seminal Canadian television series (Da Vinci's Inquest, Street Legal, Orphan Black) and films (including Naked Lunch, New Waterford Girl, and Goon) — made his directorial debut with this sorely underappreciated drama about an underworld bar owner (Justin Louis, a.k.a. Louis Ferreira) whose plans to go straight are complicated by an obsessive cop (Eugene Lupinski) and a burgeoning romance. Featuring a who's who of the country's top talent (including Kenneth Welsh, Tony Nappo, Leslie Hope, Jan Rubes, Russell Peters, and even Ronnie Hawkins), plus Campbell's frequent collaborator David Cronenberg in a small part, Boozecan offers an indelible glimpse of Toronto night life at its seediest and most compelling.